Re: One document/two pagelayouts

Subject: Re: One document/two pagelayouts
From: Bernice Kieffer <bernice_kieffer -at- MENTORG -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 08:46:59 PST

On Jan 8, 10:11am, Harvey Kaniel wrote:

> A client has a set of documents he wants to deliver in
> different size pages for different customers. For United
> States-based customers, he wants to use standard size
> 81/2" x 11" paper. For European distribution, he wants to
> use (what the Europeans call) A4 size paper (*not* to be
> confused with the A4 U.S.-size). ..... The documents are
> created in Word 7.0.

The company I work for does much the same thing (we print for both US
and European customers). We create the documents in Frame then print postscript
copies to be sent to a printer. We maintain only a single source document,
then use the print options to resize the paper as required. I am pretty sure
Word provides the same capability for resizing paper during print.

> I believe (but am not sure)
> the latter is smaller than 81/2" x 11".
> Do I have to maintain two sets of documents with different
> page layout settings (i.e., paper size settings) or is there a
> way to automate changing between the page layout settings
> in Word to accomodate the two different sizes?

European A4 size paper is just sligthly different from US: 8.26 X 11.69 as
opposed to 8.5 X 11.00. If you maintain fairly standard margin settings (1 to
1.5" all around) then there is no reason to keep 2 sets of docs since the
resizing should not affect you formatting.

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